Weekend courses

Our weekend excavations are a fantastic opportunity to experience the excitement and discovery of urban archaeology.

This course offers give beginners and those with some prior experience the chance to take part in fieldwork in the heart of York. If you have more experience and want to attend, that is not a problem as we can easily gear the training towards your experience and ability. You will get the chance to excavate the site and explore archaeological techniques with the experts from York Archaeological Trust.


Weekend course dates and details:


Please email trainingdig@yorkat.co.uk to book a place.

Basic Schedule –

Saturday: 9.30am Induction & Introductions followed by work on site for the rest of the day until 5pm. There will be breaks in the morning and afternoon as well as a longer break for lunch (provided). In the evening there will be a meal provided for the group at 8pm.

Sunday: 9.30am straight into the archaeology with similar sessions as well as working with the finds from the site. If the weather is poor in the morning we will do a tour of the local area to avoid disturbing mass inside the church.  Sunday will finish at 4pm.

The week eight team

The week eight team, 2015

The cost will be *TBC* per person which includes an evening meal on the Saturday. Previous Archaeology Live! trainees and FoYAT members are eligible for a reduced rate of *TBC*.

All courses come with a complimentary pass for all of the Jorvik Group attractions.

We have a lower age limit of 16. This is dropped to 14 if accompanied by a parent guardian who is also completing a course.

HINT: A useful way to document your progress as you learn new skills is to download our Archaeology Live Skills Checklist.

To reserve space email trainingdig@yorkat.co.uk


  1. Pam

    Any space left 2016??

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